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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Milan - Taranto 2010. 350B Sport.

Hello all.

Just a quick thanks to all on this forum that helped me when restoring my 350B.

We (me and the bike) completed the epic Milan - Taranto rally last week without a hitch and did well in the class. It was a marathon.

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Well done, mate!

Could you write a full story about it? Many on here will appreciate that.

Not a lot of Australians can say they took their old MV to the other side of the world to participate in a 2000km event. I take my hat off, Sir.
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My heavens - that is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful, the little fortified township on the out crop, the old bridge - omg

I know safety comes first, but I would go with a period open face helmet & goggles & black leathers Too much? ok...heck just get over there, wow that is.........WOW.

Please if you can, keep this thread going as oepie above said - I am certainly one of the 'many' who would appreciate it.


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Hi there, thansk all for the comments.

I have a blog on the trip. www.milan-taranto.com Its a bit light on at the moment with regards to content, after a long day riding it was just another thing to do I'm afraid but there are more pics.

With regards to open face helmets - you are right - I was one of the few wearing full face but after I saw the face and head injuries of some of the competitors from the various offs I was sure I made the right decision (despite not falling off myself). I took period leathers but it was so hot and humid there I never put them on, again, all the old boys doing the race wore leathers - I guess I'm to soft.
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Beautiful bike and photos
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Congratulations!

A really great performance, truly enviable.

It's nice to see that there are MV lovers, which are not only polishing and collect rare bikes but also drive them, for what they are made.

Terrific attitude - deep respect!

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Congratulations!

A really great performance, truly enviable.

It's nice to see that there are MV lovers, which are not only polishing and collect rare bikes but also drive them, for what they are made.

Terrific attitude - deep respect!

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Hi there, thansk all for the comments.

I have a blog on the trip. www.milan-taranto.com Its a bit light on at the moment with regards to content, after a long day riding it was just another thing to do I'm afraid but there are more pics.

With regards to open face helmets - you are right - I was one of the few wearing full face but after I saw the face and head injuries of some of the competitors from the various offs I was sure I made the right decision (despite not falling off myself). I took period leathers but it was so hot and humid there I never put them on, again, all the old boys doing the race wore leathers - I guess I'm to soft.
Yeah you're too soft but you're over there and we're over here so who's ?

Great blog - I'll keep following your adventure & I MUST get myself on one of those before too long.

I Loved the pic taken inside Piaggio's Vespa museum, I can't believe I missed that on my last visit, I am still crying about that but of course, it renders me the perfect excuse to return

Also noticed you straighten up Pisa's tower, nice work, I hope the locals don't lynch you for destroying their livelihoods

Ride safe, stay upright & enjoy!


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Fantastic and well done Martin.

As you have found out, these event's are great fun, but bloody hard work.........although worth it.

What you need to do now is find a way of spending the whole summer over here. Thay way you can just go from one event to another.

Glad the bike went ok as it's a real bummer when you have to withdraw because of a 'mechanical'.

What's next, the Targa Panamerica?

All the best.

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Fantastic and well done Martin.

As you have found out, these event's are great fun, but bloody hard work.........although worth it.

What you need to do now is find a way of spending the whole summer over here. Thay way you can just go from one event to another.

Glad the bike went ok as it's a real bummer when you have to withdraw because of a 'mechanical'.

What's next, the Targa Panamerica?

All the best.

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Hi Dorian, long time no see - hope you are doing great.

So what is that? when is it on? & How do I get there?


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